Friday, May 22, 2015

Blitz: Frozen Dreams




Title: Frozen Dreams
Author: Cori Williams
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
 Re-release Date: May 22, 2015



Blurb

My life was perfect. I had everything I wanted, including the love of a man that intended to make all of my dreams come true.

Until…

“…the night my life as I knew it ended.”

In the blink of an eye, all I’d once known was ripped away. Suffering in limbo, full of fear and regret, I had only memories and dreams to comfort me, urging me to fight.

“…marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled…”

But they stole it all.

Awakened to betrayal and pain, I struggle to find a new beginning. Yet the past seeps in, pulling me under. No matter how hard I try to keep my head above water, it threatens to ruin me.

How can I really live with my hopes for the future still frozen? And if the ice thaws, will I have the courage to build new dreams?








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I didn’t remember how long the kiss lasted but I wished it could never end, even though it was one of many—probably thousands. I couldn’t go back and change the past, though, so I just had that kiss to hold on to, and I replayed every detail in my head that I could recollect.

Nothing really mattered anymore and new memories would not be made. The future had been stolen away from me and all I’d ever have was then. But this is now.






Author Bio

Cori Williams is a contemporary romance writer who resides in Michigan with her husband and three young children. Her love of reading from a very young age transferred over to a love of writing and now the stories are never ending. Her love of writing and romance combined make the perfect equivalent for creating the happily ever afters for her characters with sometimes bumpy journeys along the way. “Forever isn’t always easy.” Learn more about Cori and her books by visiting www.authorcoriwilliams.com.




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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: The Wedding Gift



The Wedding Gift
Save The Date #3.5
By: Cara Connelly
Releasing May 5, 2015
Avon


Blurb
What's the New-Jan-Plan? Discover the answer in Cara Connelly's newest Save The Date Novella, and see how mousey Jan Marone gives herself the gift of living, laughing, and finally loving … all under the hot Key West sun.

She'd come to Key West for a wedding, only to discover the hotel had messed up her reservation. So although Jan Marone has to share a tiny room with sexy Mick McKenna, it shouldn't really be a problem. Mick's her best friend, and he doesn't think of her "that way" … or does he?

Mick McKenna loves hard and plays hard. His thick black hair, chiseled jaw, and hard, muscled body make him irresistible. But when once-innocent Jan walks into his hotel room, Mick can't believe his eyes. Now she's wearing a sexy bikini and telling him it's time for her to "get lucky," making him protective and tantalized at the same time.

Worried she might be in over her head, he decides never to leave her side … and suddenly their hotel room seems smaller—and hotter—than ever. Mick's always been hands-off with Jan—but has the right woman been under his nose the whole time?


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CARA CONNELLY is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara, who lives in rural upstate New York, works as appellate court attorney when she’s not crafting steamy novels of love and romance.

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Excerpt #4

Jan made a move to duck out from under his arm, but he tipped his head toward the eye in the sky. “We want her to think we’re a couple, right?”

She let out a hiss. “I can’t take you anywhere.”

I’m a certified pain in the ass.” He wheeled her suitcase along as they walked lockstep to their room.

When the door closed behind them, he questioned his sanity again. The room was claustrophobically tiny. And her light scent—the same strawberry shampoo she’d used since tenth grade—permeated the air, unsettling him to his marrow.

While Jan took it all in stride.

We should hang our wedding clothes on the bathroom hook,” she said, all business. “That’ll cut down on wrinkles.”

She patted the bed, and he hefted her suitcase onto it, standing numbly by as she opened it. Then she took a flowered dress off the top, and he got a glimpse of what was under it.

Black lace panties.

Black satin bra.

His eyes fell out of his head and rolled onto the bed.

NO!

Jan was supposed to wear granny panties and old-maid bras. White cotton; no lace. He was absolutely, unequivocally certain of that.

She glanced around. “Where’s your suit?”

He opened his mouth but no words came out.

Mick? Hey, are you having an attack? Can you breath?” She dropped the dress and pressed her ear to his chest, listening to his lungs.

Her cheek seared the skin over his heart.

Curling his hands into fists, he turned his eyes up to the ceiling. “I’m fine,” he got out. “I haven’t had asthma in twenty years.”

Mmm, well, your lungs do sound clear,” she murmured. “But your heart’s beating like a drum.”

He took a half step back, away from the yard of soft hair tickling his bare chest like fingertips. His shoulders hit the wall with a thud.

She gazed up at him like he was a doofus. He could see the flecks of green in her root beer eyes. “Don’t knock the wall down,” she said, “or we’ll both be out on the street.”

And she turned away, oblivious to the emotions storming through his system.

Where’s your suit?” she asked again. “Don’t tell me you haven’t unpacked it.” She bent over his suitcase, her ass six inches from his crotch, and he snapped back to life.

Bad enough he’d seen her underwear; she didn’t need to see his.

Batting her hands away, he closed the lid. “I dropped it at the cleaners. I’ll pick it up tomorrow.” He nudged her aside with his hip. “Why don’t you suit up? The water’s perfect.”

Okay. I got a new bathing suit. What do you think?”

With that, she dug through her suitcase and pulled out a—God help him—bikini.

A sound erupted from his throat. Distress, but Jan took it as derision. Her face crumpled.

I thought …” She plunked down on the bed. “I just wanted to try something different. A new Jan.”

The hurt on her face made him pull it together fast.

First of all,” he said, “there’s nothing wrong with the old Jan. And there’s nothing wrong with…” He waved a hand at the pink-polka-dotted Band Aids that passed for a swimsuit. “It just surprised me. You always wear a one-piece.”

I know.” She met his gaze, her expression earnest. “Maybe I should just—”

You should just put it on. It’s”—too skimpy—“cute. You’ll look”— too sexy—“great.” He faked his best-pals smile. “See you at the pool.”

He did a one-eighty, and scrammed.


Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: The Wedding Gift is a hot and steamy friends to lovers story! Talk about sexual tension- this story oozed it! Okay, I have to admit, and I'm bad...I have NOT read one of Cara's books prior to this and I plan to rectify that now!

Jan is making a new plan for herself, and she decides a wedding in Key West is the perfect place to start. Add in a hotel mix up and her hot best friend Mick, and things go a little differently than she planned.

Mick stole my heart. He's hot, sexy, funny, and so much more. There's a side to him that really had me clutching my heart, aching for him. He doesn't want anyone to know this certain side, and when Jan was there for him in ways he couldn't even imagine, I knew these two were perfect for each other. But how do you tell your best friend you've been in lover with her for years without ruining the friendship?

This was a fun novella. I do wish we had much more of Mick and Jan, because I loved them together and would have loved longer!  The characters were so real, full of emotion and their banter zinged from the pages.  I'll be reading more of this author in the future! 




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New Release: Giving In To You




Title: Giving in to You
Series: The Giving Trilogy #1
Author: L.M. Carr
 Release Date: May 20, 2015



Blurb

Second grade teacher, Mia Delaney, isn’t looking for love. In fact, she isn’t looking for anything at all because life hasn’t been fair. Everything—the idea of love, her hopes and dreams—was ripped away in a single night.

Arrogant yet sexy Adam Lawson makes the move to a small town in an attempt to escape life in the city. Here he hopes to provide a fresh start for those he loves and protects with a vow to never let anyone get close enough to hurt them again.


A chance encounter with Miss Delaney begins a relentless pursuit that has Adam breaking his own rules when he makes an offer she simply can’t refuse. Despite her internal struggles, Mia knows there’s no denying the attraction between them.

But when acquaintances become friends and friends become enemies, Adam’s need to protect those around him becomes even more crucial. Will the tangled web of lies and betrayal combined with past insecurities become too much for them to handle?






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Hey! I'm LM Carr, educator, reader, writer, wife and mom (not necessarily in that order). Reading has always been a passion and I love telling a good story. So why not put the two together? I'm excited to share the characters whose voices fill my head and beg me to tell their stories. Come along and enjoy the ride! Visit me on Facebook: Author LM Carr, follow me on Twitter: @LM_Carr or email me: authorlmcarr@gmail.com.



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cover Reveal: Evanesce




Title: Evanesce
Series: The Darkness #2
Author: Cassia Brightmore
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
 Release Date: June 29, 2015



Blurb


If your soul has been plunged into the dark depths of despair, how hard would you fight to claw your way back to the surface? Can the life you lost be restored, or is it destined to be forever phased out of existence? Fated to dissolve into a distant memory.

The Black Market—a ferocious, starving beast. An endless sinkhole of precious valuables; the playground for blood-thirsty power seekers. Only one thing feeds its hunger like no other…human life.

A sinister criminal ring has descended on the small town of Norton Springs, instilling fear in the residents. A vicious wave of disappearances coupled with the gut-wrenching horror of infants being ripped from the arms of their helpless mothers has the town quaking in terror.

When Gabe Thornton strolls back into his hometown, his main goal is to claim the one woman that has always denied her feelings for him—Nora Jacobs. The last thing he expects is to be thrust into a storm of devastation and chaos. Will his strength be enough to save them from the dark souls that threaten to destroy their chance at happiness?

Broken futures. Shattered dreams. Mind-numbing loss. When your heart has been ripped away from you—how do you find the will to go on?

No one is safe. Everything you thought you knew is about to change in this second installment in The Darkness Series. Warning: Due to adult content and graphic situations, this book is intended for readers 18 and up.






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Excerpt


Everyday like clockwork, a meal tray arrived to her chamber. Her immaculately decorated, spacious house of horrors. The large, sinister looking man covered in tattoos and body armor would saunter into her room and deliver a tray of the most delicious meals. The aroma was always so hard to resist, even though every fiber of her being screamed at her to grab the tray and launch it at him, and then run like hell for the door.

The nightmares she had witnessed while being in this godforsaken place was the only thing that kept her sitting frozen, watching him approach with careful eyes.

Dropping the tray on the dark wood table a few feet from the bed where she sat, he leveled her with a look.

“You will eat it.” It wasn’t a question, it was a cold command from the brick wall pretending to be a human. In the first few weeks of her captivity, she had learned what happened when she tried to remain stubborn and starve herself. Shuddering, she shook off the horrific memories.

“I want to see him.” She spoke out of nowhere, surprising herself as much as him. He cocked a brow at her, his displeasure at her demand evident.

“He will come to you when you are more ripe.” With those words, he turned and stomped out of the room, the finality of the lock clicking sounding as loud as a bullhorn. She dropped her head in defeat, her hands moving to splay across her belly protectively as silent tears tracked down her cheeks.

I will find a way to free us, little one.







Author Bio

Cassia Brightmore is a new indie author. Her debut novel, Malevolent is the first book in the Darkness Series and can be read as a standalone.

 

Writing has always been a passion of hers and publishing her first novel is truly a dream come true. She enjoys writing dark stories that she hopes will thrill the reader.
 

Cassia lives in Grimsby, Canada with her two furbabies, Harley and Molly.



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New Release: Traitor

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**RELEASE DAY**
Traitor (The Callie Leveaux Series, #3) by Kate Benson
May 19th

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TRAITOR by KATE BENSON
COPYRIGHT © 2015 KATE BENSON

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****This book contains subject matter that is suitable for adults 18 years of age and older****

A traitor lies within.

CALLIE

I met him at a basement party when we were fourteen. I was looking for an adventure, he was looking for an escape. That night, we found both and never looked back.

We traveled on a wayward path for far too long. Tommy turned to a life in the shadows. Me? A life between the sheets. All that time, I thought I was addicted to sex.
Turns out, I was just addicted to him.

We took a lot of wrong turns, met a lot of bad people on the way to the salvation we've managed to find in each others arms.

I thought when we walked away, there were no loose ends.

Turns out, I was wrong about that, too.


TOMMY

By the time she came to me, I was already a walking statistic. That night, though, something inside me sparked to life. A fate neither of us could comprehend erupted, exploded.

The second I saw her in that basement fifteen years ago, I think a part of me already knew. I took her hand and we never looked back. I gave her excitement, she gave me hope.

For over a decade, we belonged to the dark corners of the city, denying ourselves nothing in the name of lust and survival. When I finally walked away, I made a lot of enemies, but it was never about them, only her.

It's always been her.

I never regretted my choice to walk away, because it was that choice that gave me the courage to finally take her as mine and mine alone.

At first, we thought they'd let us go. For months, we thought we'd
escaped.

We were wrong.

Our past has come knocking and now, it wants us back.

Traitor is the mind blowing, epic conclusion to The Callie Leveaux Series and is full-length and multi-POV.








Books in The Callie Leveaux Series

ESCORT (BOOK 1)

SAVAGE (BOOK 2)


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